Without question, one of the best long-running jokes in the Deadpool lore is the insane anti-hero's constant fixation/rivalry with Wolverine. This joke has only become more hilarious in recent years, as Ryan Reynolds' version of The Merc with the Mouth has taken any and every opportunity to ridicule Wolverine's real life counterpart, Hugh Jackman. In the face of constant ridicule, Jackman has decided to take on Ryan Reynolds and retaliate. Check out his awesome response below.
In response to Ryan Reynolds/Deadpool's continued insults and mockery, Hugh Jackman posted the above video to shoot back at his former X-Men co-star. The video features Jackman hiding behind a homemade Ryan Reynolds mask (an homage to a hilarious moment towards the end of Deadpool) and mocking Reynolds' new Hollywood Walk of Fame star. Jackman throws out some vicious insults, but at the end of the day it's all very clearly in good fun. Besides, after everything that Ryan Reynolds has put Hugh Jackman through, it definitely feels like things have started to balance out.
There is one very specific takeaway from this video that should almost instantly enter the minds of any self-respecting X-Men fan: Deadpool and Wolverine still need to properly meet one another on the silver screen. No, X-Men Origins: Wolverine doesn't count. Although Hugh Jackman has made it very clear that he intends to hang up his claws after Logan debuts this spring, many X-Men fans (including Ryan Reynolds) have remained vocal in their desire to convince Jackman to sign on for a Deadpool sequel.
In fact, Ryan Reynolds has even called upon the Internet community to start a petition in order to show how many people actually want such an event to happen. That's exactly how Deadpool got made in the first place, so there's very clearly a precedent for such a gambit to work if everything goes according to plan.
Whether or not Hugh Jackman will change his mind and allow Wolverine to properly meet Wade Wilson remains to be seen. That being said, his overall chemistry with Ryan Reynolds remains alive and well, and they could simply do a great comedy together without grounding it in the X-Men universe. I would pay to see that.